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The Arquia Foundation announces the XXIV edition of the Arquia / Scholarship contest, for which it awards 48 scholarships aimed at students in the final years of their degree and young architects recent graduates, destined to the realization of professional practices in architecture studies and cultural institutions in the industry.
Once you start working towards obtaining a scholarship from the Arquia foundation, you have to make sure that you fit all the important requisites regarding eligibility. You can find out all about the scholarship by going to Arquia | Architect-US Scholarship.
The deadline for admission of entries and the material required for the contest is Friday, April 21, 2023 at 12 noon (Spanish peninsular time).
Important Information for Architect-US | Arquia Scholarship
- Applications due by Friday, April 21, 2023 at 12 noon (Spanish peninsular time)
- Program Summary & Breakdown with important information about Architect-US | Arquia Scholarship!
- Link to the Register for the 2023 Architect-US | Arquia Scholarship!!
- Last day for documentation to be sent via mail is Friday, April 21, 2023 at 12 noon (Spanish peninsular time)
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Basic Information and Requirements for any Arquia Scholarship
Those architecture students and young architects with Spanish or Portuguese nationality or citizens with a residence permit in Spain or Portugal who, on the date of completion of the application delivery, meet the following requirements may apply for the scholarship:
a) Have passed at least 60% of the credits necessary to obtain the qualifying title for the exercise of the profession of architect in any school of architecture in Spain or Portugal.
b) Be enrolled in the 2022/2023 academic year in an architecture school in Spain or Portugal.
Having obtained the qualifying title for the exercise of the profession of architect in a school of architecture in Spain or Portugal, or having obtained the title outside of said countries and approved in one of them, after April 30, 2022.
Calendar of Events
- Call opens: January 3, 2023
- Registration period: January 3 to April 21, 2023
- Results: last week of July 2023
- Delivery: October 2023
- Enjoy the scholarship: from October 2023
How to participate?
There are two forms of participation: academic record and contest. You can choose to participate in one of them or in both simultaneously. 12 scholarships are announced for the contest modality and the rest for the expedient modality. To ensure an adequate geographical distribution of the scholarships, this will be weighted proportionally to the number of valid registrations received by study center and modality.
Candidates may choose to carry out the internship in all destinations offered by the Arquia Foundation within the Program, selecting their preferences in their registration as long as they meet the specific requirements of each scholarship.
Candidates will be selected based on their academic record. This will be valued by the average of the marks obtained in the subjects passed in the career, as well as by the average of the marks obtained in the subjects passed in Projects (for this purpose, all those that depend on the Department of Architectural Projects will be considered). Said average marks will be calculated by the applicant, as specified in Annex I of the Bases.
The students will be selected by virtue of the material contributed to the contest, as specified in Annex II of the Bases.
Documentation and Delivery
The information can be edited until the day and time that the registrations end: April 21, 2023 at 12 noon (Spanish peninsular time).
Academic record. Once the registration is done, access the private user area by inserting email and password and enter the average of the grades described above in the box provided for it (scholarships section, option ‘edit participation’). Subsequently, the pdf of the academic record will be required from those shortlisted.
Contest 2023: ‘Time machines’. Once you have registered, access the private user area by entering your email and password and attaching and completing the required fields.
Everything necessary to understand the project will be summarized in a PDF panel in horizontal A1 format and a maximum size of 10 MB.
The required graphic information will include:
- Main images of the project;
- Planimetry of the environment;
- Most significant plans, sections and elevations;
- Possible perspectives, axonometric views, collages, sketches and photographs of models.
- Brief text of 100 words to explain clearly and precisely the design arguments that support the proposal.
Participation is ANONYMOUS. Any proposal received after the closing of registrations that has personal data will be directly discarded from the call.
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Judge for the Selection Process
María Langarita (1979) is PhD in Architecture by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2016, UPM) and Project Professor at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of Madrid (ETSAM). She also has been Project Associate Professor at the Universidad de Alicante (UA) and at the Universidad San Jorge of Zaragoza (USJ) and has conducted workshops and project courses at the college of Art HEAD in Geneva, Switzerland and the Universidad de Verano Menéndez Pelayo in Santander (UIMP) or in the Universidad de Girona (UdG).
In 2005 she founded with Víctor Navarro the Architecture Office Langarita Navarro, based in Madrid, specialized in Architecture and City. Her work has received, between some other, Special Mention as a Emerging Architect with the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award (2013). Her work has been reflected in the monographic number of the 2G Magazine “Langarita Navarro” and it is part of a permanent collection at the Centre Pompidou.
Theme of 2023 Contest
In a passage of his autobiography Frank Lloyd Wright tells how he was invited to a meeting that had been organised, precisely, to explain him why he was not taken into account to design some of the pavilions at the International Exhibition Fair that the City of Chicago planned to promote in the Lake Front area in 1933
While different managing agents of the city gave their explanations, Lloyd Wright alien to the situation, leaves his mind to speculate with a possible project of exhibition site. All of a sudden, he stands up to talk, and expose to his audience 3 different ideas for an Exhibition.
These spontaneous ideas were never materialized in a draft drawing, has nontheless come to us, through the words contained in his autobiography: a message in a “bottle” that has traveled through time keeping the vigorous spontaneity from an optimistic and innovative spirit.
The proposal will reflect on the intimate conditions of living and the collective conditions of working; with an economical use of constructive means, to give form and meaning to the intermediate spaces: those that mediate between the different programs and those that arise between the architecture and the built or natural landscape.
Everything necessary to understand the project will be summarized in a Pdf panel in horizontal A1 format (72 dpi) and a maximum size of 10 MB. The required graphic information: main images of the project; a planimetry of the environment; most significant plans, sections and elevations; possible perspectives, axonometric views, collages, sketches and photographs of models.
Finally, a synthetic text of 100 words must clearly and precisely explain the design arguments that support the proposal.
Access to all the info for the Arquia Scholarship 2023 contest here!!
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